Written and produced by Kevin Saunderson and featuring the vocals of Paris Grey, ‘Good Life’ was released in 1988 and went on to become one of the defining tunes of its era, maintaining “classic” status ever since. Some 25 years later, the latest producers to deliver their renditions for the first batch of 2013 remixes are Pig & Dan, Markus Lauc, Matt Smallwood, Ian O’Donovan and Dantiez Saunderson & White Chocolate.
Pig & Dan deliver a stripped back, instrumental version of ‘Good Life’, concentrating on its tough techno beats. Glasgow’s Marcus Lauc reworking puts the prominence on the house keys underlined with a stomping techno bass. Matt Smallwood takes a softer approach as his version focuses on more of the original’s core elements. Irishman Ian O’Donovan has a sound compared to Detroit techno and was a good choice for this new phase of remixes. Dantiez Saunderson is the middle son of Ann and Kevin Saunderson and has recently been impressing with his releases on KMS, proving that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. His musical partner, Kevin Castro aka White Chocolate, was born in Columbia, raised in New York and currently resides in Miami. Having last come together on KMS for ‘Logarythm’ (KMS-119), they now return for this adaptation. In addition, a competition ran on Beatport Play in June to remix the track for inclusion on the release and on 8th August the winner was announced, with the prize going to Contepella for this Breakbeat version. Phase 1 remixes are out August 27 on KMS.